Events

In communities across Michigan, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of residents and visitors alike. MI Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through community project grants, Museum on Main Street, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Juneteenth Over Lake Lansing

Lake Lansing Park South 1621 Pike St, Haslett, MI, United States

Join us on Saturday, June 15 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm for our Juneteenth Over Lake Lansing event as part of the Meridian Freedom Fest! The event will take […]

Pullman Square Summer Concert Series – Black River Band

Pullman Town Square 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, Michigan

Enjoy a free concert from the talented Black River Band outdoors at the Pullman Town Square, 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, MI. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities–Arts […]

Juneteenth at the Oak Park Library: Mobile Museum Experience

Oak Park Municipal Grounds 14000 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park,, MI

Join the Oak Park Library for a Juneteenth celebration! The Black History 101 Mobile Museum's Music of the Movement Exhibit for 2024 is an immersive experience that delves into the […]

Yiddish Film Night: “Uncle Moses” (1932)

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

When poverty and persecution compel his Polish landsmen to leave their shtetl, "Uncle" Moses, the crude and lusty former butcher, welcomes them to the promised land of his Lower East Side clothing […]

Summer Day of Puppetry

Sandcastles Childrens Museum 129 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI

Village Puppeteers Performance and puppet workshop - June 29 starts at 11:00. The Puppeteers will perform their show "Lost in Storyland" at 11:00 on the third-floor stage, followed by a […]

Family Program Drop In: “Shopping for Shabbat”

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Outfit the dinner table before sunset!  Explore the exhibit to find all of the supplies needed for Shabbat dinner.  Hurry to the Streets of Old Detroit to make your own […]

Julia DiLaura, “Schlussel Bathhouse Archaeology”

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Dig into a fascinating piece of our Detroit Historical Museum exhibit, "In the Neighborhood!"  In 1907 Louis Schlussel opened a bathhouse at the corner of Alfred and St. Antoine streets, […]

River Raisin Ragtime Revue’s 12th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza

PlaneWave Instruments 1375 N Main St, Adrian, MI, United States

R4's annual festival returns to the PlaneWave Campus in Adrian, Michigan for this year’s Fourth of July weekend and includes a day of live music, family events, and food & […]

Dragon’s Trial – Mobile Escape Room

Chesterfield Township Library 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI, United States

You and your group of adventurers have been stopped by this magnificent dragon. The dragon proclaims you need to be tested in a battle of skill and wit. If you […]

Panel Discussion: Immigration: Past & Present

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Our Detroit Historical Museum exhibit, "In the Neighborhood," is all about the daily lives of newcomers to Detroit.  From its 1701 origins through today, Detroit has been enriched by and […]

Underground Railroad Days

Village of Vandalia 18035 State St, Vandalia, Michigan

First conceived in 2009 by Bill Ayers, a Quaker who was public works director for the Village of Vandalia, Underground Railroad Days celebrates the heritage of Vandalia as part of […]

Klezmer Concert featuring Klezundheit

Breakers Covenant Church International 8801 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Help us send "In the Neighborhood" into the history books!  After the Detroit Historical Museum closes at 5pm. Join us at Breakers Covenant Church International (formerly Temple Beth El) for […]

Hula Hoop Dancing Class for Teens

Chesterfield Township Library 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI, United States

Nat Spinz from the Motley Misfits will demonstrate and lead teens grades 6-12 in an energetic hula hoop dancing class. Make sure you wear comfy clothes you move in! Hula […]

Summer Fun Concert Series Featuring Guy Louis

Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center 15100 Hubbard St., Livonia, MI, United States

Join us for the Summer Fun Concert Series on the east lawn of the Kirksey Recreation Center featuring Guy Louis! Guy uses a variety of instruments for his performances, such […]

Pullman Square Summer Concert Series – The Jimmy Savage Band

Pullman Town Square 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, Michigan

Enjoy a free concert from the talented Jimmy Savage Band outdoors at the Pullman Town Square, 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, MI. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities–Arts […]

Circus Camp

Chesterfield Township Library 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI, United States

The circus is coming to town. . .circus camp that is. Artists from Cirque Amongus will offer instruction in 5 different skills for kids who will then present a show […]

A Celebration Collaboration – Country, Folk, and Irish Music

Heritage Landing 1050 7th St, Muskegon, Michigan

The West Michigan Concert Winds, an award-winning Concert Band will perform Jazz and American favorites on the final concert of their July Wednesday night series. Their guests, The Langford Lads, […]

Summer Fun Concert Series Featuring Gemini

Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center 15100 Hubbard St., Livonia, MI, United States

Join us for the Summer Fun Concert Series on the east lawn of the Kirksey Recreation Center featuring Gemini! This group is an act you don't want to miss. They […]